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economic development as well. >> next from booktv's trip to tallahassee, florida we take a tour of the claude pepper library. >> the retreat house of senator claude pepper located in the claude pepper museum. claude pepper was my first united states senator and then united states congressman from the state of florida in his early days in the senate he was first proponent of the wage and hour bill which established fair minimum wage for american workers. he was also a proponent of the land lease act which allowed the united states to send arms and matÉriel to the allied nation in fighting the axis of powers at the very beginning of the second world war. he was also instrumental in social security reform in the early '30s. he was branded a warmonger by isolationist politicians and was hung in effigy outside of the halls of the capitol building in 1941 by the congress of american mothers. they were convinced that he, along with all the other senators who were pushing for american involvement in the second world war, were going to inevitably send their sons off to war which unfortu
.com/c-span or tweet us with-tag c-span chat. this week the supreme court heard oral argument in hall v. florida, a case testing the limits on the court at the ban against executing the intellectually disabled. the issue rests on how states define intellectual disability when using iq tests. florida has an iq cut off of 74 determining intellectual disability. the court will decide if this cut off is so rigid that it is unconstitutional. in 2002 the supreme court ruled executing those who are, quote, mentally retarded is, quote, cool and unusual punishment under the eighth amendment. the court decided it that time to leave it to the states to determine the criteria for meeting this standard. this is an hour. >> case 12, hall v. florida. >> may it please the court. in adkins vs. virginia this court held the constitution bars executing persons with mental retardation, persons with significantly sub average intellectual function concurrent with deficits and adapted behavior with an aunt said before the age of 18. because of the standard error of measurement inherent in iq tests it is universally acc
. >> we will have argument this morning in case 12, paul versus florida. mr. waxman. >> mr. chief justice and may it please the court. in atkins versus virginia this court held that the constitution bars executing persons with mental retardation. that is persons with significantly sub average intellectual function concurrent with deficits in adaptive behavior with an onset before the age of 18. because of the standard error of measurement that is inherent in the iq test it is universally accepted that worsens with obtained scores of 71 to 75 can and often do have mental retardation when those three prongs are met. the statistical error of measurement or saddam is --. >> a line has to be drawn somewhere. and we did say in atkins that we would leave it up to the states to determine the standards for this issue. so what is the rule being announced today? are we saying that 70 is not okay and that 75 wood the? how would you announce the rule? >> well let me first take some issue with all due respect with your characterization of atkins. what this court said in atkins is not that we leave it t
could be trading at a discount. plus.. flocking to florida. how that state is benefitting from one of the worst winter's in decades. and... . our next guest says 20- 14 is going to be a game changer for women climbing the corporate ladder. that's next with bill moller, after this in the know message! 2014 is the year of the woman. march is women's history month, and women have been making significant strides in seizing new educational and career opportunities. doctor tracey wilen writes and speaks about the impact on technology on society and the workplace and you have written about 10 tends on why 2014 is going to be a breakout year for women & their careers. why is this year a perfect storm for women? >>i see so many trends converging this yeareverything from olympic success to janet yellen heading the fed. this is going to be a great year for women. it's already started. >>let's go through some of these items on your listmore women entrepreneurs. >>absolutely. women are starting businesses twice as fast as men. american express last year noted that women started about 550 busine
that it's not florida, and obviously, i'm a lawyer in florida, but there's a zero tolerance law, and i think that the law is appropriate, and it's watered down a little bit to allow the teachers and administrators more discretion. the law is there, and you hit it on the head. if you have a law that the teachers and the administrators are not properly trained, the law is irrelevant. the laws are on the books, and we need more education and sensitivity for training the school administrator. but you have to remember, we continue forget how we got her. we have to remember history. since columbine in '99, there have been a number ever shootings in schools, and that's why we're here. the zero tolerance, i believe makes sense because it protects the vast majority of students. in florida public schools, it's over 2 million. you may talk about five or sex or ten cases that seem outrageous in florida, but the truth is we protect millions and millions of students from being harmed or from assault or drug issues, and i believe that zero tolerance works, and the allow laws law it. >> i want to get
.com. >>> on america tonight, florida's invisible children and the system that failed them. this is cold and calculating an evil. >> an investigation into shocking cases of abuse, neglect and the state's failure to protect. >> everything we know and think we know about air 370, there is every theory about what happened is flawed. >> at home, on the range. the life after on american treasurer and way of life. >> i continue to get up and dealing with the time and living the way we live. >> good evening, thanks for joining us. every year 3 million confirmed reports of child abuse in the country and in every one of the those cases the social workers have to best decide on how to keep the children safe and that is a difficult job and the mistakes can be deadly in the first of two reports, shelia is reporting from florida where hundreds of children have died even though the investigators knew they were victims of alleged child abuse. >> this was cold and calculating and evil. >> in a florida courtroom, sharon glass is facing sentencing for child abuse. a boy locked in this bathroom for months
publications from the time manuscript materials as well as artifacts. special questions and archives at florida state university library are open to everyone. you don't need any special permission to come interact with these materials or do research and we welcome students of all ages and all levels of experience. >> while visiting tallahassee, fla. with the local help of comcast will tv talked with christopher daniels about book "somali piracy and terrorism in the horn of africa". >> i felt this was a story that needed to be told. not many people had talked about somalia and in particular no one talked about the connection between piracy and terrorism. piracy and terrorism are two totally separate act. piracy is people going out and hijacking ships and bringing them in. terrorism is more land-based and political base of al shabaab is a major factor, they assassinate politicians and prevent the government from being informed in somalia. the pirates are not necessarily involved in politics. they are more doing it for economic reasons. those that the big differences but where they come together i
reports, shelia is reporting from florida where hundreds of children have died even though the investigators knew they were victims of alleged child abuse. >> this was cold and calculating and evil. >> in a florida courtroom, sharon glass is facing sentencing for child abuse. a boy locked in this bathroom for months and the window is boarded up, sleeping on the bare floor, and starved. >> in the photographs they were gut wrenching. the initial impression it is looking like something from a concentration camp. >> the nearly 13 victim and weighing 40 pounds and wearing the too large clothes of an 8-year-old. >> this child is near death. >> i state na that 15 years i have had two or three cases that consider the conduct just pure evil. >> this is a case that the department knew about and warned about for years. ex-husband alone reportedly calls the child abuse hot line a dozen times. until he says he was told to stop calling. the teachers and principals called again and again and reported bruises and black eyes and always hungry. one teacher to worried she kept a diary and ask
: across the country in northern florida, the quantity of water isn't an issue. rainfall averages an abundant 1 1/4 meters each year. wendy graham and her colleagues evaluate and model the impacts of industrial and agricultural land use threatening the world's largest collection of freshwater springs. dr. graham: right now, the biggest question is how far we can stress the system and not push it past the point of no return. narrator: both researchers are working towards a sustainable future to protect the water needed by our species and our planet. arizona is one of the fastest-growing states in the u.s. the consequent demand on freshwater for personal, industrial, and agricultural use is depleting the natural resource and destroying the environment. i'm tom maddock. i'm at the university of arizona, and i study hydrology. i work in the area of ground-water/surface-water interactions. basically, the difference between ground water and surface water is you can float a stick in surface water. in ground water, you really can't do that except maybe looking down a well and dropping the
ground law in florida has caused the state legislature would think seriously about repealing it. but it's the florida state legislature. not so much. i'll explain, ahead. you've tried to forget your hepatitis c. it's slow moving, you tell yourself. i have time. after all there may be no symptoms for years. no wonder you try to push it to the back of your mind and forget it. but here's something you shouldn't forget. hepatitis c is a serious disease. if left untreated, it could lead to liver damage and potentially even liver cancer. if you are one of the millions of people with hepatitis c, you haven't been forgotten. there's never been a better time to rethink your hep c. because people like you may benefit from scientific advances. advances that could help you move on from hep c. now is the time to rethink hep c and talk to your doctor. visit hepchope.com to find out about treatment options. and register for a personalized guide to help you prepare for a conversation with your doctor. >>> the autopsy for actor philip seymour hoffman has been released. while there was early speculation
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, let me bring in debbie wasserman schultz of florida. good to have you with us tonight. appreciate your time. what are house democrats, what are the plans, if this is going to go to november for five million people, what can be done? >> you're absolutely right, ed. the republicans callously cut off unemployment insurance benefits for two million people at the end of last year, right in the midst of the holidays and beyond how callous and inhumane that was, it was penny wise and pound foolish. think about the group of people that lost those benefits. beyond that, we're leaving them in much more significant desperate financial straits than not having a job was to begin with. we also know that when they have those benefits, they're able to spend money. they're putting money out into the economy and we're still in the midst of a recovery, which i think the republicans have deliberately put the brakes on. the american people are much smarter than out as you've pointed out so many times and i think they'll see through it in this election. >> what is your response to eric cantor talking about
. some of florida's most vulnerable, warehoused and neglected. inside the legal tug of war between their parents and the people charged with caring for them. >> finding my son stuck between the door, how is that facility helping him? just stuck between a door. >> also tonight. the agony of the wait for answers. as vectors sharpen their focus on the crew of malaysia air 370. what can investigators learn from the captain's hifs and his hobbies and what are they looking for now? and, who's in charge here? as russia takes a firmer grip on crimea? >> they came and said it's over he told me that putin has declared this russian territory and that we should go away. >> our correspondent jennifer glasse is caught between the old guard and new. >> and good evening, thanks for joining us, i'm joie chen. walk into a nursing home in florida and there is a chance that you may see some very young, vulnerable residents there. more than 100 medically fragile children live in long term care facilities in florida, a situation that has prompted the u.s. justice department to take the unusual step of s
of the gentleman has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? mr. webster: mr. speaker, direction direction -- by the direction of the committee on rules, i call up, i call up house resolution 501. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: resolved, the speaker may pursuant to clause 2-b of rule 18 declare the house resolved in the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for consideration of the bill 2824, to amend the surface mining control and reclamation act of 1977, to waste by the ng department of the interior for taxpayer resources and implement the final rule on excess spoil, mining waste and buffers for perennial and intermittent streams and for other purposes. the first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. general debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on natural resources. after general debate, the bill shall be consi
in san francisco. take a look. we have sky 7hd over the scene right now. this is at florida and 25th 25th street. you can see the officers there and the evidence marker there as well. information is still coming in. we have several live crews on the story. what we know right now is the officer is in stable condition. good evening, i'm ama daetz. abc7 news reporter nick smith is live. an intense investigation is underway there now. reporter: absolutely. i just want to repeat something you just said because it's important for everyone to know that the officer will be fine. the chief with the san francisco police department is at san francisco general right now. we have crews at general and a crew on scene and a crew in daly city. first, i want you to look over my shoulder. we have more than two dozen officers on the scene here on florida street. this where is our shooting happened. in the 1300 block of florida street. it started with a traffic stop. sometime just before 3:00 this afternoon, shots were fired and at least one officer was hit. we understand he was struck in his arm. it was a n
of that missing malasian airliner, and what happened to the loved ones. taking a stand against florida am stand your ground law. as hundreds of floridians protest that controversial provision. the search is widening in the multinational effort to find that malasian is airlines flight that disappeared without a trace. here is what we know so far about the plane bound for beijing. no official wreckage can located and officials say they have not ruled out the possibility that the flight may have been hijacked. they want to know something more about the two stolen passports used by two people on the plane. scott adler reports. >> doedozens of aircraft near ad far. no definitive evidence, still no certainty what happened to the flight from kuala lumpur to beijing. >> we are mystified. and we are increasing our efforts to do what we have to do. malaysia airlines is helping us. all the central identities have been revealed, all the experts around the world are helping us but as far as we are concerned, we have to find the aircraft. >> malasian officials aren't discounting any possibility for the plane
filadelfia lo que provocÓ un desalojo de emergencia en plena pista, se dirigÍa a florida, cuando el piloto se vio obligado a abortar el despegue despuÉs de que el tren de aterrizaje explotara, el aviÓn se salió de la pista, no hubo lesionados de consideraciÓn. >> el presidente barack obama emitiÓ hoy una orden ejecutiva que obliga a los empresarios a pagar horas extras a un nÚmero mayor de trabajadores asalariados, segÚn la casa blanca millones de estadounidenses laboran 50 horas semanales sin que se les pague horario adicional por haber excedido las 40 horas establecidas. el presidente tambiÉn, tampoco cede a la presiÓn para que detengan las deportaciones pero lo que sÍ hizo es ordenar el proceso sea mÁs humano, la informaciÓn se conoció despuÉs de que obama se reuniera con un grupo para hablar sobre ese tema. >> ocho parejas del mismo sexo que se habÍan casado legalmente en otras ciudades de estados unidos, se presentaron ante una corte en florida pidiendo que sus uniones sean reconocidas, a los 16 demandantes se les uniÓ uno de los principales defensores de los derechos de
questions about a fliem simulator. >>> a florida boy tied up and starved for days. the state knew about it, but took months to act. >>> we begin with stepped-up tensions on the crimean peninsula. one day after russian president vladimir putin signed the treaty making crimea part of russia, they stormed the naval headquarters there. in ukraine the acting prime minister ordering two deputies to crimea to prevent any further escalation. phil is in kiev with the latest. let's start off with crimea. tell us about the standoff at the ukrainian naval base. >> reporter: del, what happened down at the naval headquarters is russian troops in conjunction with those self-defense groups -- those are basically the civilians in fatigues that are helping out with the russian troops -- they busted down the gates and entered into the naval headquarters. they took the commander of ukrainian naval forces into custody. the other navy personnel fled from the scene, and we are now told they have evacuated that building leaving the russians in control of that ukrainian naval base. this came apparently after word
on the law's potential impact, especially for the citizens of her state, illeana roth lateman of florida. thank you for joining us. >> thank you so much, and you know, jamie, you take about this deadline and i know you have the clock at the edge of your screen, but it's really a rolling deadline, because convince again that's one of the many changes that the imperial presidency has made to the obama care law. it's not a deadline. all you need to do is check off on the site that you're examining your options, then you don't have to sign up until much later. this is the many list of changes to obamacare, five pages of deadline. >> it's been one after another. one delay after another. but the people of your state, the ones who really do rely on health care, especially older americans and students as well in florida, are they signing up? the obama administration is bragging about some pretty big numbers. >> well, hhs secretary sebelius has practical by being a part-time resident of south florida. she has visited our bear about five or six times just in recent months. she was just here yester
joy reid. in the next 60 minutes we're taking you to texas to florida to ukraine. in a moment, edward snowden speaks. he appear today at this year's south by southwest festival. we'll have a live report from us a stain, texas, on what was said and not said. >>> and later, stand your ground. massive crowds in florida state capital at this hour all there to protest the controversial law many first heard about in the aftermath of the trayvon martin shooting. we'll have a live report there as well. >>> we start with a question. how can a boeing 777 and its 239 passengers and crew just disappear an hour after takeoff? malaysian investigators today call the weekend disappearance of flight 370, quote, an unprecedented mystery. dozens of ships from ten countries are taking part in the search that now includes a second destroyer from the u.s. seventh fleet, the "uss kidd." three days into the disappearance investigators say they are expanding their search radius since they are no closer to discovering what happened to the men and women on board. flight 370 disappeared one to two hours
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about what happened just before a florida mom drove her family into the ocean. children were rescued from that car. we have the very latest on where they are today. it is one of the story around the newsnation this morning. >>> here's a look at what's happening today thursday march 6th. the ukrainian congress committee of americas is sponsoring a rally, calling for the stop of the, quote, russian aggression. >>> and tonight the president and first lady are hosting a performance at the white house, featuring my favorite is in the world. honestly? i wanted a smartphone that shoots great video. so i got the new nokia lumia icon. it's got 1080p video three times zoom and a twenty-megapixel sensor. it's got the brightest display so i can see what i'm shooting -- even outdoors, and 4 mics that capture incredible sound. plus, it has apps like vine -- and free cloud storage. my new lumia icon is so great, even our wipeouts look amazing. ♪ honestly, i want to see you be brave ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> we are keeping an eye on wall street, where light now the dow is up 73 points. that's af
are actually enrolled meaning they paid for coverage. we have no idea. and then a republican upset in florida, despite the fact that democrats spent almost four times more money than republicans and even recruited both vice president joe biden and bill clinton to campaign for the democrat there. she lost in a district that president obama carried not once but twice when he ran for ent. and today, the job approval shows it is tanking, 41%, a 20-point fall from the numbers he enjoyed back in 2009. mark teesen is a former speech writer to president george bush and a fellow at the george washington institute. what do you make of the poll numbers, mark? >> i think they're very significant. the approval rating falling is very bad. but what is really troubling for the president and what he should be worried about is the fact his disapproval rating is at an all-time high. 54%. so negatives drive voters. to put that in context it was at 54% only once in his presidency, in december in the middle of the whole obamacare disaster. that is a really bad number. another number in the polls they need to worry
going, in florida and on facebook of all places. all that and more coming up. but we start with breaking news. moments ago, president obama stepped into press briefing -- into the press briefing room at the white house to talk about the unfolding events in ukraine. while congress quickly works on an aid package today. and while the president today authorized sanctions against russia, crimea's parliament voted unanimously to join the russian federation. with the referendum on the decision expected in the next 10 days. something president obama violates international law. >> the proposed referendum on crimea if this violation of international law continues, the resolve of the united states and our allies and the international community will remain firm. >> now, shortly after that speech, secretary of state john kerry traveling in rome today spoke about the referendum, as well. he held out hope for a diplomatic resolution involving russia. also, that there was no gap between european allies on how to proceed. and for more, rego to stuart holliday of the united nations for special political
, abc7 news. >> thank you. and continuing our team coverage, nick smith is live from florida and 25th street in san francisco, where this all began. nick? reporter: you know the action is still continuing here, as you said the 1300 block of florida street. you can see there are still officers and evidence markers in the area. it started at 3:45 with what chief calls a malicious mischief call. officers located a suspect vehicle and tried to do a traffic stop. one officer, the driver, got out of his police unit and walked up to the suspect car. the chief spoke with us outside of san francisco general hospital. >> we have one witness at the scene who says she heard shots come from the car. the passenger officer saw the car backing up, fired upon the vehicle, in defense of his partner, striking the vehicle at least one time. >> that officer was hit in the left shoulder, he is in serious but stabling condition. he is a six-year veteran and 28 years old. the second officer was not hit. the suspect vehicle was found in daly city, and according to sfpd it's been processed. the chief would not
, nick smith is live from florida and 25th street in san francisco, where this all began. nick? reporter: you know the action is still continuing here, as you said the 1300 block of florida street. you can see there are still officers and evidence markers in the area. it started at 3:45 with what chief calls a malicious mischief call. officers located a suspect vehicle and tried to do a traffic stop. one officer, the driver, got out of his police unit and walked up to the suspect car. the chief spoke with us outside of san francisco general hospital. >> we have one witness at the scene who says she heard shots come from the car. the passenger officer saw the car backing up, fired upon the vehicle, in defense of his partner, striking the vehicle at least one time. >> that officer was hit in the left shoulder, he is in serious but stabling condition. he is a six-year veteran and 28 years old. the second officer was not hit. the suspect vehicle was found in daly city, and according to sfpd it's been processed. the chief would not give a description of the car but did tell abc7 news they now
, thank you very much. >>> a case of child abuse so graphic it slipped through the cracks in florida and we'll tell you why a judge wants to make sure that it never ever happens again. >> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. here are your headlines this hour. investigators now trying to recover files were the pilot's flight simulator, it was recovered at his home, but some of the files had been deleted. >>> several ukrainian forces were forced to walk out of the base. and the stand down comes one day after russia's annexation of crimea. ban ki-moon is on his way to russia and then on to the ukraine. the white house calling for an emergency council fo to meet for the crisis happening there. what is the point of this meeting when russia seems to have written russian out of the security council from the very beginning. >> reporter: it is a very fair question to ask at this time. a lot of people in this building field the need to defend the united nations and the security council for the work that it does, but sometimes it cannot make very much progress because of the vet
will play in midterm elections taking place in florida tonight. the polls have closed, florida 13 regular district special election republicans, david jolly, democrat, alex sink, vying for seat of republican bill young. who died before finishing. by defeating sink. but sink as a florida democratic party cret ran who -- veteran. sink has a well established fundraising base that was able to spend 4 times as much on television ads than her republican opponent, but jollies campaign focused on failures of obamacare and made a concerned effort to paint sink as a clone of president obama. jolly closing from 13 points down in polls in december. to a dead heat, as voting beings open today. we'll have results for you, as they come in here tonight. white house. may have helped mr. jolly today, obama administration announcing they are far short of their obamacare enrollment goals, 4.2 million americans have enrolled through end of february, 25% of those, are so-called young, invincibles, that is highly unlikely that will meet their enrollment target of 7 million by time open enrollmentens on march 31
is away. also ahead, the republican party scored a key election win in florida. but does it mean the g.o.p. has an advantage heading into this year's midterms? and, it was once a novelty, but after a quarter-century, it's become an indispensable tool. we explore the world wide web at twenty-five. >> talking about the internet is like talking about whether electricity is good or bad, or oxygen is good or bad. it's just this powerful thing that connects all of us and that has become an invisible part of our lives. >> woodruff: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: ukraine's embattled >> woodruff: beiji
-wish foundation. sharks up 1-0 on florida in the second period. game tied and then 17 seconds later quinton with the rebound and scores. florida would win the game 3-2. >>> i'm andrea nakano. that's your sports for this wednesday morning. >>> san jose honors a bright young star. >> she heated up the ice in sochi during the winter olympics. >> you skated so wonderfully congratulations the mayor has a commendation for you. [ applause ] >> yesterday, city council members honored olympic figure skater and san jose native polina edmunds with a city commendation. the 15-year-old finished in 9th place in sochi and already getting ready for the next olympics. >>> the san francisco police union is banding together to help their own but not everyone believes the officers deserve the support. >> reporter: the crisis in ukraine continues to escalate. russian flags are now flying in crimea this morning. the latest from the region and how the u.s. is responding up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,, >>> your realtime captioner is linda macdonald. shook southern california -- lawmakers want to know if a >>> peo
, and in florida. and of course in arkansas. where polls show the democratic incumbent senator mark pryor is running dead even with his republican challenger, tom -- the coke brothers are spending enormous amounts of money on ads for these midterm elections. they have spent $30 million already and we have barely just rounded st. patrick's day. it should be noted that they also spent enormous amounts of money in the last election of 2012. the coke brothers raised $400 million in 2012. it took until 2014 for reporters to count it all up. the koch brothers spent $122 million against democrats in 2012. what did they get for it? bumpkiss. republicans lost the white house again, republicans lost ground in congress and republicans failed to win back the senate. if the koch brothers spent $400 million on the 2012 elections that was $400 million they might as well have poured in a trash bin and set on fire a really big trash bin. and these guys can't really afford to spend $400 million on fire just to watch it burn. i think it's unlikely that the kochs enjoyed their 2012 experience. they went home
on "the reid report." yesterday state attorney angela cory e-mailed a document to florida lawmakers dealing information in her prosecution. the document entitled state versus marissa alexander is a step by step to the case as she sees it. detailing when the prosecutor says happened the night alexander fired what she says was a warning shot at her then husband, rico gray, and his would children during a domestic dispute. where she said he threatened to kill her. there's also a previously unpublicized information, including the words the prosecutor says alexander spoke to gray before the shooting, quote, i have something for your expleti expletive. at least one of the lawmakers that received that document told the local jacksonville station that she believes the document is inappropriate. alexander, you will recall, jacksonville, florida, mother of three who pace as possible 60-year prison sentence when she is retried in july. alexander is seeking a stand-your-ground hearing before her retrial. earlier i asked corey if it is related to the warning shot bill. lawmakers supporting the b
cuidado. >> la corte suprema de la florida determinÓ hoy que un inmigrante indocumentado ilegal no puede tener una licencia de abogado. >> terminÓ sus estudios universitarios en la florida. aprobÓ el examen del colegio de abogados, pero no podrÁ ejercer. la corte dijo que la ley le prohÍbe darle una licencia a alguien que no estÁ. autorizado para vivir en el paÍs. >> Él estÁ muy decepcionado. >> no puedo creer que no llena todo todavÍa sobre la reforma inmigratoria. >> sin embargo no se rendirÁ y recurrirÁ al congreso de la florida. >> prÓximo paso es recurrir a la asamblea del estado. estamos hablando con diputados que nos ayudarÍan para impulsar un proyecto de ley en asamblea. este es el caso mÁs importante que espera poder ganar como abogado. tiene como antecedente el caso de sergio garcÍa, tambiÉn de origen chicano, que se convirtiÓ en su primer indocumentado en obtener la licencia de abogado en estados unidos. godÍnez no descarta irse a california para obtener la licencia que le permitirÍa trabajar en florida, pero con muchas restricciones. >> ahora si trab
monday. this last about one hour. argument this morning is encased case 12, hall versus florida. mr. waxman? >> mr. chief justice, may it please the court, and atkins versus virginia the court held execution of persons with mental retardation. persons with significantly some ,verage intellectual function with an onset before the age of 18. because of the standard error of measurement inherent in iq tests , it is universally accepted have obtainedwho scores of 71 to 75 can and often do have mental retardation when those three prongs are met. the statistical error of measurement -- >> the line has to be drawn somewhere. in atkins we did say that we would leave it up to the state for the standards on this issue. what is the rule that we announce today? 70 is not ok? 75 would be? i am not quite sure. let me first take some issue, with all due respect, to your characterization of atkins. it is not that we leave it to the states to establish the standards for the clinical condition of mental retardation. what you said was we leave it to , the task of developing appropriate ways to enforce
sunday they played florida state with a lot of confidence. let me show you the highlights from earlier today. turnover. let's pick it up in the second half. a lead.s took still attacking. the final two minutes. the terps get the turnover. we are tied at 63. the last possession. the last shot. they win it, 67-65. florida state as maryland leaves for the big ten. >> why couldn't they take an extra second and be late? they all heard. we knew what this meant for our fans. tojust weren't good enough get the win today. it's not like we weren't trying. we knew what it meant to our people. we are going to miss it. we are going to miss greensboro. it's a great tournament, well-run. the good thing is we are going to another great lead. >> no question about that. now talking about moving to the after 61 years and the atlantic coast conference, maryland run ends with the florida state doug. here are the rest of the sports from today. >> georgetown did not fare much better. lost 60-50 six, of effectively ending their tournament chances. this is their first loss to them in 20 years. his wasn't the o
that we appeal to the florida supreme court on an addition to the heart kovrov and 70 was the fact that in fact an expeditious proffered did not in fact permit us to put on all of our evidence about prior to entering. and the florida supreme court -- and this is page 125 said we don't need to consider that question because we upholder rule. >> the retrospective. the simple question, how does the defendant adapt and present. in fact saying at did not test to that. i don't know why i did not do it . >> you are correct. part of the expeditious proffer was limited to the testimony of one of the experts who examined him and did the adaptive testing function. and that expert did say that he did not test in prison. now, there is, again, a universal professional consensus that adaptive functioning is tested by an adaptive functioning in the real world, not adaptive functioning that occurs after 35 years on death row. in fact, we also note to a clinical certainty that because mental retardation is a condition that is both developmental and not transients , that is there has to be and demons
. >> this week the supreme court heard oral argument in hall v. florida, case testing the limits on the court's ban against executing the intellectually disabled. the issue rests on how states define intellectual disability when uses iq tests. florida has a cutoff of 70 for determining intellectual capable. the counter-will dtc if the cutoff is unconstitutional in 2008 the supreme court ruled -- 2002 the court ruled that execute those who are mentally retarded is cruel and unusual punish. they would court decided to leave it to the states to determine the criteria for meeting the standard. this is an hour. >> argument this morning in case 12, hall versus florida. mr. waxman. >> mr. chief justice and may it please the court in atkins vs. virginia this court held the constitution bars executing persons with mental retaddation, persons with significantly subaverage intellectual functionen concurrent with deficitses and adaptive behavior with an onset before the age of 18. because of the standard error of measurement that is inherent in iq tests, it is universally accepted that persons with obtai
evening. walk into a nursing home in florida. there is a good chance you may see some very young, vulnerable residents there. more than 100 medically fragile children riv in long-term care and has prompted at a time the government suing the state charging kids' civil rights are being violated. america tonight correspondent sheila mcviccer takes us inside one of these nursing homes and inside one parent's struggle to bring his son home. this is hidden camera video from inside a florida nursing home. children in wheelchairs parked at a place called kids' corner near fort lauderdale? >> it's more like a facility of stora storage, of storing the kids. >> marcella martinez knows something about kids' corner. his son, andrew, has lived there for more than a year. andrew martinez was an outgoing high school senior. his goal was to become a firefighter when a freak incident changed his life. >> we are on our way to meet andrew martinez. he is nearly 21, just 10 days after his 18th birthday, he had a cardiac arrest and oxygen deprivation to his brain. >> could you, if you had help, care f
yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from florida is recognized. mr. nelson: mr. president, i want the 31 colleagues that have been here to know how proud i am as i have watched throughout the evening and this morning and have seen our colleagues continue to hold this floor to try to bring attention to a fact , i am very proud of them. and i have the privilege of being the cleanup hitter in this session that has phenomenal on for hours and hours, and i want to speak from the perspective of the part of the united states that is going and is most affected by sea level rise, which is a consequence of climate change, and that is the state of florida, and i want to speak from the perspective of outer space. mr. president, when you look back at the planet through the window of a spacecraft, which i had the privilege of doing 28 years ago in the early part of the space shuttle program, the space shuttle columbia piloted, by the way, by now marine general retired charlie bolden who is the head of nasa and has been for the last five years. when you look ba
at projectluna.com story out of florida. a pregnant woman drove her van into the ocean with three children on board. luckily, lifeguards rushed into the waves to save them. tonight, police reveal that there were warning signs that there was something wrong. is a stunning scene in daytona beach, florida. a minivan being pulled out to see. even more terrifying was the screams of three children inside the vehicle. >> watch as onlookers and lifeguards run to the rescue. the surf is so strong that it threatens to pull them all out into the water. >> snatching at the wheel, trying to get it to go back towards the shore. >> a pregnant mother is in the driver seat with wild eyes. she insists that they are fine. the children are terrified. >> one kid in the back seat is screaming. my mom is trying to kill us. >> the force of the water shoots out of the back of the van. the mother is trying to stop them. there is a struggle. the mother turns her back and up toaway. with the surf their chest, the rescuers grabbed the children. one carries the two older children to safety. one climbs into get the scre
, a group of georgia settlers known it as the patriot army invaded northeastern florida and they were operating with the assistance of citizens who were living in spanish florida. at that time florida was still in colony of spain and there were independence movements that had originated in the late 18th century and early 19th century. .. which was protected by a large stone fortress. when they approach the city of st. augustine the military commander in that city let it be known to the patriots that there are not going to allow them to take control of st. augustine. there were some periodic fighting that took place. end of significant fighting that took place. when the patriots moved on some of black towns that were located in the interior portion of the northern florida peninsula around what is today known as the prairie. the time it was known as olajuwon. the patriots were defeated in the fighting against the seminoles. they eventually moved back cam where they determined that this project was a complete failure and that they had failed to achieve their objective of taking a portion
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